Devil Mountain Ultra 50/50
50mile & 50k Ultras
+ Demons of Dust 5k, 10k
& 1/2 marathon (trails)
Join us for "One hell of a run!" — August 22nd, 2015
**This is a Trail Runner Magazine Trophy Series Event
6:30am : 50k and 50mile
8am : 1/2 marathon
8am : 10k and 5k
830am: Kids free fun trail runThis remote and legendary classic Ultra brings runners together for two days in the pristine forest of the South San Juan Mountains around Pagosa Springs. 7,500’ of climbing, 10,000’ of elevation, bonfire party at the finish line and pancake awards breakfast combine to make this an authentic mountain ultra. With the Demons of Dust distances of 5k, 10k and half marathon, this event is now accessible to all runner abilities. Big climbs, high elevations, mountain vistas and plenty of single track through some of the region’s most spectacular wooded trail.
The ultra off-road course visits several mountain areas to the west of Turkey Springs, Chris Mountain, Middle Mountain, Horse Mountain and Devil Mountain. The terrain is nothing short of spectacular. Run it if you can! Incredible views, single-track and changing fall colors.
We added a 5k and 10k in 2013 to start at 8am, the 1/2 marathon will now start at 8am as well, all in the Demons of Dust race. We'd love to see more locals be part of the event and also partner of ultra runners fill there morning with a great (shorter run) in the scenic Turkey Springs area.
50k and 50 mile aid stations are fully stocked and located every six miles or so, but we recommend that you run with a water bottle or camelback! It is dry here and can be warm. 50 mile runners: The section from the 50/50 split, aid station #4 at mile 23.5 to aid station #5 at mile 31.9 is remote, rugged and 8 miles long! Carry two bottles at least and or a full camelback. This section is extremely beautiful and extremely remote.... You will most likely be alone for very long stretches and should plan accordingly.
Change to cut off times in 2014 - more lenient
With the race date changing to late August in 2014 and with collaboration with EMS we have been able to review the cut off times to make them much more lenient then previous to 2014, allowing more runners to finish the 50 miler. Thank you for your feedback.
Course Maps as at 22nd August 2014, subject to change weather dependent:
GECKO operates under a special use permit with the San Juan National Forest and is an equal opportunity provider.